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January 7, 2010

Walgreens now is offering free review sessions to Medicare Part D beneficiaries at all of...

January 4, 2010

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported the slowest growth in healthcare spending since...

December 22, 2009

What do diabetes supplies for retail pharmacy Medicare patients, the Pittsburgh Steelers' chance of defending...

December 17, 2009

A small group of U.S. representatives from both parties has asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

December 10, 2009

To paraphrase a quote often attributed — but probably incorrectly — to 19th century German...

November 8, 2009

This kind of news is more notable for what it doesn’t mean than what it...

October 15, 2009

It’s like “Whack-a-Mole,” that game-arcade exercise in quick reflexes and frustration....

October 8, 2009

After months of hard-edged wrangling in Congress, on the Sunday morning political gab fests, on...

July 9, 2009

The findings of the Take Care Health Systems’ survey are important as they undoubtedly underscore...

June 21, 2009

The simple fact is — there are more fat people in this country than there...

May 28, 2009

Almost one-third of those community pharmacists who already offered DMEPOS services responded that they would...

April 2, 2009

The announcement by Take Care Health Systems that it is offering free health services at...

February 5, 2009

Doesn’t anybody here pay their taxes? Tom Daschle, the former powerful leader of the Democrats...

August 17, 2008

After a monumental effort to educate lawmakers about the value of community pharmacy and the dangers the industry faces from new Medicaid reimbursement rules and other regulatory threats, the nation’s pharmacy leaders won a landmark victory last month when the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 became law, despite opposition from the Bush White House. Chain and independent pharmacy leaders deserve to pat themselves on the back. Nevertheless, there’s not much time for celebration. New challenges are waiting.

February 27, 2008

Federal Trade Commission chairman Deborah Platt Majoras will become general counsel of Procter & Gamble,...

January 31, 2008

It’s apparent that the pharmaceutical landscape continues to be dominated by major brand-name drugs losing patent protection and a flurry of generic launches aimed at taking whatever share of the market they can. That’s good news and bad news for pharmacy retailers; good in that the generic introductions are expected to drive huge profit gains during their initial 180-day exclusivity period, bad in that prices tend to fall away quite dramatically in the period thereafter due to the increased competition that results, depressing top-line sales growth.

October 14, 2007

The jury in the case between Wyeth and three Nevada women who claim Wyeth’s drug...

August 28, 2007

Drug Store News catches AstraZeneca on the show floor at the 2007 NACDS Pharmacy and Technology conference in Boston.

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